Sunday, March 23, 2014

Yellow is always warm

After reading Kris's winter lament, I decided to post these yellow flowers we made for a Memorial Service this weekend.  In the City, we are also weary of the long long winter but there's no running out of firewood, hauling hay or breaking ice on our dog's drinking water.  

California's Siren Song is irresistible by the time we get to March, but by the end of the month I'm usually pruning roses ,  mulching the flower beds and warm weather seems inevitable.  This morning at eleven o'clock it's 36 degrees: warm by upstate NY standards, but the temperature is on it's way down and there's a snow storm brewing for the middle of the week.  

But take heart Kris, and all of you who own farms within the range of the seemingly relentless Polar Vortex:  it will be 60 degrees here in Boston on Friday which may mean you all will be in the forties!!!

And, there are a few green weeds sprouting in my back yard!  I've never been so happy to see a weed.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Finally giving in..

…to Facebook.  I've been a curmudgeon about it since people started posting very unflattering photos of me on my personal page,  I know, it's a kind of vanity: different from wanting your photo plastered everywhere, photo bombing or posting just the right pic of yourself.  I'll own up to it, but I didn't like it all the same and was too lazy to do anything about it.  

So I've deleted my personal page and with the help of Meighan O'Toole: Facebook Officienado, I now have a page for Bow Street. "post twice a day" she says to keep the page updated and fresh. Oy.

So I've decided our first post of the morning will be a photo of what we've brought in for the day.  Last post will be whatever. I am a reluctant Marketer but since we've cut our regular hours I'd like folks to know we're  still here with extraordinary flowers to sell, Saipua soaps and cards for most occasions.  And of course the rabbits are still hopping around.

The Japanese and French ranunculus are show stoppers. They're gigantic, long lasting and very expensive.  But my favorite flowers come from California and Israel where they are grown outdoors in real sunshine and fresh air.

They open - most of them anyway.  These are from Israel.  California will start up soon, although not sure what effect the drought has had on the crop.   I love the wind split petals, the delicate stems and the  uneven coloring in some varieties.

Brought in an armload today. And they're not expensive: 1.85 a stem. (France and Japan: 9.00 ).

ALSO…. want to tell you all that our friends at Pod, formally of Brookline Village, are opening this Thursday, March 20 as Pod and Shop Fog Linen at 35 Sacramento Street in Cambridge.  We're neighbors!  The opening will, among other things, feature Spring bouquets from Bow Street.  We're so excited the shop is open again!  Hours are 11:00 am to 6 pm.